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LDS Church responds to man engaged in hunger strike to protest bishop's interviews

Tad Walsh, Deseret News  |  Posted Jul 29th - 8:58pm

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Sunday afternoon to a man who has launched a hunger strike to protest church policies regarding interviews with children and youth.

St. George Tabernacle set to reopen after restoration project

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 25th - 8:41am

One of the earliest buildings built by early Mormon pioneers in Southern Utah will reopen after a two-year restoration project.

Friends remember BYU-Idaho student after tragic drowning

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:53am

A short text message, some sodas and a frozen treat are the last memories Brigham Young University-Idaho student Wildaline Figaro has of her friend Daël Juanito Augustin.

Sen. Hatch, Elder Uchtdorf meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 6th - 12:44pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the LDS Church met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, marking the first time a senior leader of the church has met with a German chancellor.

LDS Church releases video series to help prevent suicide

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:41pm

The LDS Church released a series of videos Monday in an effort to help individuals prevent suicide.

Elders Gerrit W. Gong and Ulisses Soares talk about their calling as new apostles of LDS Church

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 28th - 10:48pm

The newest two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to the media Thursday following their first three months of service in their new assignments.

LDS Church updates guidelines for interviewing youth

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:53pm

The LDS Church is again updating its guidelines for how its bishops should conduct interviews with youth and children.

U. School of Medicine honors LDS Church President Nelson

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:26pm

The University of Utah School of Medicine honored President Russell M. Nelson, president of the LDS Church, Friday for his many years as a practicing heart surgeon.

FamilySearch to soon include same-sex relationships in database

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 14th - 11:25am

An LDS Church-run genealogical organization will now include same-sex couples and their children to its database, according to a statement from the company.

President Nelson asks LDS youth for 7-day social media 'fast'

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 4th - 11:48am

The Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake was filled Sunday night with LDS youth who came to hear from President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How the LDS Church manages its finances

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:11pm

In an article published by Bishop Gérald Caussé of the church's presiding bishopric Tuesday, he says tithing donations act as the “foundation of the financial stability of the church.”

LDS Church rededicates Jordan River Temple following 2 years of renovations

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted May 20th - 10:23pm

Thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took part Sunday in the rededication of the Jordan River Temple.

5 questions answered about the LDS Church’s Boy Scouts announcement

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9th - 5:14pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ending its working relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, but it’s not parting ways for 18 months. Here are five questions answered about the transition period and new LDS youth initiative.

LDS Church announces split with Boy Scouts of America, new youth initiative

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted May 8th - 10:40pm

The LDS Church announced Tuesday night, that in 2019, it will end the long standing relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, in favor of a new church produced activity program, that will involve both boys and girls, ages 8 to 18.

LDS Church releases missionary safety survey results, implements changes in procedures

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5th - 9:35am

The results from an LDS Church survey sent to 62,000 Mormon missionaries, intended to gauge safety conditions, were announced Friday.

Mormons travel for 12+ hours to hear Pres. Nelson in Kenya

Keira Farrimond, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:26pm

Beginning their journeys on Sunday night, some African members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints slept on buses and waited outside the venue for hours before a special conference with President Russell M. Nelson Monday.

Military strikes in Syria prompt LDS Church president to leave Jerusalem

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 2:27pm

LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson, currently on a world tour to visit church members across the world, has left Jerusalem a bit early due to U.S.-led military strikes in neighboring Syria.

LDS President Russell M. Nelson leaves on global ministry tour

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 10th - 2:15pm

New LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson left Tuesday on a global ministry tour to eight countries around the world. The trip comes shortly after several historic announcements during the church’s annual general conference.

Couple who oversaw health of LDS missionaries honored with Legacy of Life award

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Apr 5th - 11:50pm

A retired surgeon and his wife drew sustained applause from top LDS Church leaders, business executives, doctors and others at a gala in Salt Lake City Thursday.

Church members, Layton officials thrilled with plans for new temple

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 9:27pm

Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson called the announcement of a Layton temple during the church's general conference Sunday "stunning," later adding that is "by far the most exciting announcement we've had in our community."